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Liberal Minority Survives Confidence Vote in the Commons With NDP and Green Backing

The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Read more »

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Canada’s Bill to Outlaw LGBTQ2 Conversion Therapy Has Global Influence: UN Expert

A United Nations expert says proposed Canadian legislation that would ban forcing children or adults into therapy to alter their sexual orientation or gender identity could help… Read more »

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Canada Jumps Closer to Military-Spending Target Thanks to COVID-19’s Economic Damage

Canada has taken a big leap closer to meeting its promise to the NATO military alliance to spend a larger share of its economy on defence thanks… Read more »

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Feds Say 100,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Have Arrived, Being Distributed to Provinces

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed… Read more »

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Edmonton Ice Castles Not Returning for 2020-21 Winter Season

The acre-sized winter wonderland resembling Disney-esque ice castles will not be returning this year to Edmonton due to COVID-19. The American-based company, Ice Castles who partnered with… Read more »

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Report Says Canada’s Passport is Among the 30 Most Powerful

The latest ranking of the world’s most powerful passports puts Canada in the top 30 countries with high mobility and in the group of countries with 5th… Read more »

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Canada Post Urging Early Christmas Shopping as It Gears up for Online Shopping Rush

Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping. The… Read more »

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Tegan and Sara Sign Deal to Produce TV Series Based on Their ‘High School’ Memoir

Tegan and Sara’s teenage hurdles are headed to the small screen. The Calgary-raised pop duo have inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir “High School” into… Read more »

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No More “Double-Cupping” Your Coffee at Tim Hortons

If you want to add an extra cup to make holding your hot double double more easy on the hands then Tim Hortons restaurants will start offering… Read more »

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Statistics Canada: Inflation Rate Rose 0.5% in September

Statistics Canada says September inflation was up 0.5 per cent compared with a year ago. The reading compared with an increase of 0.1 per cent in August…. Read more »

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One Crisis After Another for Trudeau Since Last Federal Election One Year Ago

One year ago today, Canadians elected to put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals on a shorter leash, returning them to government but with only a minority of… Read more »

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Alberta’s Top Doctor Says Province is in ‘Danger Zone’ as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Forty-nine active COVID-19 cases have been linked to a wedding in Calgary earlier this month, as Alberta’s top doctor warned the province is in the “danger zone.”… Read more »

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Political Tricks in House of Commons Risk Treating Canadians to a Snap Fall Election

The federal New Democrats on Tuesday were once again grappling with a decision about whether to support the minority Liberal government or potentially force an election upon… Read more »

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Sinkhole 23 Metres Deeps Shuts Down Busy Edmonton Intersection for Repairs

Epcor says the hole – 23 metres deep, three metres long and a metre wide – formed at the busy intersection on the city’s south side last week. An earlier inspection of a sewer trunk line had found an underground void below the crossing.

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Experts Say Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer Recall at Dollarama Is a Lesson for Retailers

Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for… Read more »

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Alberta-Raised Cree Actor Lands Role in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

Alberta-raised Cree actor Alyssa Wapanatahk is set to play Indigenous princess Tiger Lily in Disney’s upcoming live-action film “Peter Pan and Wendy.” Wapanatahk told The Canadian Press… Read more »

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Alberta Welcomes Federal Ok of NGTL Gas Pipeline Expansion While Criticizing Delay

The Alberta government says it welcomes the news that Ottawa has approved an expansion of the Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. gathering system in Alberta — while condemning… Read more »

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‘Dear Canada’: Colorado Climate Group Appeals to Canadians Over CPP-Owned Energy Firm

A U.S. environmental group is making a direct appeal to Canadians for help in persuading the Canada Pension Plan to end its investment in a Colorado-based oil… Read more »

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Narwhal Tusk Discovered in Calgary Goodwill Pile to Be Donated to University

A more than four−decade−old narwhal tusk found in a Goodwill donation pile is about to get a new home at the University of Calgary. Goodwill is giving… Read more »

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Jordan Peterson Says He’s Back in Toronto After ‘Grueling’ Health Battle

Author and psychologist Jordan Peterson says he’s back in Toronto and eager for “something resembling a normal life” after spending much of the past year in and… Read more »

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Not Spooked by the Pandemic, Haunted Houses Find Ways Around COVID-19

Psychotic clowns. Axe murderers. Bedrooms possessed by poltergeists. Many of the frights greeting visitors of horror attractions this Halloween will be familiar, but the thrill-creators behind them… Read more »

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Medically Assisted Deaths Could Increase by 1,200 in 2021 Under Revised Law, Bill C-7: PBO

A new report by the parliamentary budget office suggests that expanding access to medical assistance in dying would lead to nearly 1,200 more aided deaths next year…. Read more »

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Dairy Farmers Demand Compensation Amid Pandemic, Citing New Losses Due to CUSMA

Canadian dairy farmers are demanding compensation from the government because of losses to their industry they say have been caused by a series of international trade deals…. Read more »

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Over 1000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Garbage Truck Crossing Canada – U.S. Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside a garbage truck crossing the at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing between Sarnia,… Read more »